Bid Tired Eyes Goodbye with MAC Pro Longwear Concealer.

When it comes to beauty concerns, these are what I’d consider to be my top three:

  1. My awful dark and puffy under eye circles.
  2. Yucky, gigantic pores reside on my nose.
  3. My fine, limp hair rarely holds a style.

Needless to say, a quality concealer is an essential part of my daily makeup routine.  My old standby — theBalm Time Balm concealer — gives great coverage, but it lacks convenience.  Time Balm needs to be set with powder; otherwise, it seeks out my fine lines like I search for shawarma at 10:30 in the evening (true story). ;)

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC35

That’s where MAC Pro Longwear Concealer ($20) comes in.  MAC’s newest concealer packs a wicked punch with its incredibly opaque coverage and matte finish without the need for setting powder.  I have been using it for a few weeks now and the verdict is in: I am so. in. love.  Seriously, I might marry my MAC Pro Longwear Concealer.  (Don’t tell BF!)

The lightweight liquid formula is very quick to spread out and blend using a brush or a finger.  If I am really pressed for time, I find that using my fingers is the fastest way to work with this concealer.  Once it dries (and it dries fast, roughly 20-30 seconds), it stays on until I take it off.

Here you can get a feel for its formulation (very lightweight). This was a half pump.

One caveat: this comes with a stupid pump that doles out way too much product for one use.  If I’m careful, I can get 1/3 to 1/2 of a full pump, which is enough to conceal my under eyes and redness around my nose.  That’s another thing: if you just have a few trouble spots, this’ll take all of your troubles away.  I always felt that my Time Balm is best suited for my under eyes, but Pro Longwear works well as an all-purpose concealer.  Oh, and for moderately oily eyelids, this works amazingly as an eye primer, too!  Fab, right?!

Before, a.k.a. my dark circles in all its glory

Wearing MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC35

No concealer (left) / MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (right)

What can I say?  I think the Pro Longwear Concealer is now my favourite MAC product, and I don’t think I can live without mine.  Now if it can only style my limp hair too, we’d be eloping right at this moment.  Totally belongs in my holy grail. :D  Rating: A+.

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  • http://makeupmorsels.wordpress.com makeup morsels

    hahhaha so funny that you should say that! I’ve always found that TimeBalm works great for me as a blemish concealer, not so much as an undereye concealer. It emphasizes my fine lines wayy too much, even when I set it with powder. This sounds like an amazing product! Must go to the MAC counter to get skinmatched one of these days.

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Really?! That’s really funny. I find that it gets too cakey if I use it for blemishes. :)

      You should try this concealer… it is amazing!

  • http://www.fabulouslybroke.com FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com

    Dude I don’t see your dark circles.. it looks like a LITTLE smudge of darkness.. seriously, come take a look at MY circles one day.

    That being said, I am sticking to TimeBalm because I have to use this damn pot up before I can buy another concealer.

    I’ve been trying a dab of timebalm covered with CoverFX concealer in liquid water-based foundation, and it works a lot better than a ton of timebalm…

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      ‘Kay, it’s more like dark semi-circles but they ARE dark!

      Ooh, FB I like that idea a lot! :) I can mix my TimeBalm with my FACE atelier foundation and it might just work flawlessly…

  • http://babybubblz.blogspot.com Babybubblz

    wow, i was just about to review this and give it the EXACT same reviews as u! i LOVE this concealer. definitely A+!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Hahaha nice! Great minds think alike, eh? :P

  • http://adirtymartinikindofgirl.blogspot.com/ marisol

    Whoa! That looks great! I’ve been using the Balm concealer as well and I really like it. But it wouldn’t hurt to try this one.

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

      Yes I like this better than Time Balm actually! :) It’s a really good concealer.

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